Aid experts skeptical of voluntourism's corporate...07/03/15
From shuffleboard to planting crops with a women's cooperative in the Dominican Republic, Carnival cruise line kicks off a for-profit venture that combines tourism, volunteer work in developing countries. But could these trips do more harm than good?
A Deadly Wandering: How texting and driving killed two...
To this day, Reggie Shaw can't forget the day his car slid across the yellow line, and into another. At 19 years old, he had caused an accident that killed two people. Today we rebroadcast the story of how a single text message became a death sentence.
Labour Congress president set to take bill C-377 to court...
Seven provincial governments argue bill C-377 amounts to interference in private affairs and is clearly provincial jurisdiction. So why were the Conservatives so adamant about ramming through a private members bill that had been around for years?
After brain surgery, Allison lost her voice but always had...
After a brain aneurysm, Allison Woyiwada lost her speech, her memory and her motor skills. But, in spite of it all, she still had music. Today we broadcast the remarkable story of "Allison's Brain," a documentary by the CBC's Julie Ireton.
utch climate change ruling has many hoping Canada follows...
For the first time ever, a court has ordered the Dutch government to do a better job of protecting citizens from climate change. The case could set a precedent for governments around the world. Plus, we look at the design behind the Canadian flag.
Family escapes to isolation in Yukon wilderness to...
A Mom and Dad, three kids, two cats and a dog, head deep in the Yukon wilderness. Suzanne Crocker’s family chose to disconnect for nine months, only to discover the best connection of all – family. *This segment originally aired April 28, 2015. *
Confederate flag under fire after Charleston shooting -...
In the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting, debate has been reignited across the US about the legacy of the Confederate flag.
Canada's 'boat people' response a model for Syrian refugee...
In part two of our special on Canada's 'boat people', we look at how the country responded to the massive wave of immigrants following the end of the Vietnam War and reflect on the lessons that can teach us today.
Vietnamese 'boat people' share refugee survival stories 40...
Looking back on the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, we look at how Canada responded to the post-Vietnam War refugee crisis as over 60,000 'boat people' arrived on our shores.
Greece Debt Crisis: Banks close amid uncertainty
With banks closed across the country and under 24 hours left to re-pay 1.6 billion Euros in debt, Greece is in financial crisis. We hear two perspectives on where they should go from here.
Introducing Generation Z: Teens share what defines them -...
Meet three Canadian teenagers who take us into their schools, lives, and ultimately show us how they differ from the generations who came before them. Meet teens with diverse and universal stories in a rebroadcast of our Gen Z edition of The Current.
Introducing Generation Z: Making the case for no more...
Anna Maria Tremonti moderates a debate between the sharpest young debaters in Canada, who will argue: Should high school be mandatory for a generation of teens who are known for their proclivity to teach themselves? * This originally aired in March.*
Introducing Generation Z: Gen Z activists want to change...
A panel of teen activists, passionate about the environment, women's rights, and the Aboriginal rights movement, join older, more experienced activists, to discuss the changing tools for protest in Canada. *This Gen Z edition originally aired in March*
Architect Frank Gehry transforming cities: 'Why put up...
To this day, Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry says when he walks into one of his new buildings, he still sees the flaws first. As we wrap up our project, By Design, we speak to the man considered to be the most important architect of our age.
Unlikely artists are given a voice in documentary,...
Today we introduce you to a man who never dreamed what he wrote while living on the streets or in jail, would be good enough to publish. Our documentary looks at Vancouver's Voice to Voice project. And we give voice to you, our listeners in...
Beyond the headlines, every day life in Iran - June 24,...
As the nuclear accord deadline approaches between The West and Iran, we're asking about the regular people of Iran... living far from the glare of foreign news. In the end, it is their opinions that will determine any real change between Us and Them.
France proposes Nutella boycott for the eco-conscious -...
France consumes 26-per cent of all the Nutella that's made. So why is a French politician calling for a nation-wife boycott on the jar of nut spread they love so much? Palm Oil. The popular ingredient is contributing to deforestation and climate...
By Design: Design shapes the world, can save us from...
We hear from designers who say charette workshops can revolutionize design and unite communities. And Canadian design-thinking icon Bruce Mau argues good design could save us all from disaster.
A life without memories, living with SDAM - June 24, 2015
Susie McKinnon simply cannot remember. She's fine with facts and figures ... but her wedding day? Special moments with friends? None of that lingers for her. Today we look into the perils and potential of Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory.
Post-Charleston, some argue right wing extremism is...
As the world reels from the Charleston shootings, experts are saying right wing extremists should also be labelled terrorists.
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